A Marlon Brando Collection of scripts, letters, and memorabilia for The Godfather

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A Marlon Brando Collection of scripts, letters, and memorabilia for The Godfather

Sold for US$ 100,312 inc. premium
A Marlon Brando Collection of scripts, letters, and memorabilia for The Godfather
Paramount Pictures, 1972. Comprising a third draft script, dated March 29, 1971, 158 pp of mimeographed typescript, the red paper covers gilt-stamped "THE GODFATHER"; a collection of mimeographed typescript production paperwork including approximately 30 call sheets, various dates April 12 - June 4, 1971; and approximately 35 pp of rehearsal schedules; three memos on The Godfather headed stationery, 1971, one from Coppola's assistant enclosing "... some tapes of Mafioso meetings from a Central Intelligence division bug" [not present] ..., one regarding a rehearsal schedule, the other requesting autographs; two telegrams, one from Michael Winner to Brando, February 19, 1971, "Congratulations on being the Godfather ... Would love to be one of your Godchildren," the other from Malcolm Stuart to Brando, February 8, 1971, "Congratulations on Godfather ... I believe I deserve more than pie in the face for being responsible for deal coming about ... at any rate I am delighted and know you will be superb ..."; various magazines and newspapers containing articles regarding the filming and release of the film, 1971-1972, some depicting Brando on the cover including: Newsweek (2), Life, Time, Rolling Stone, Variety (4), and The Hollywood Reporter (2); a quantity of press clippings and publicity material including two U.S. lobby cards.
Provenance: Christie's, The Personal Property of Marlon Brando, June 30, 2005, Lot 242.
Lobby cards: 11 x 14 in.; script: 11.5 x 9.25 in.
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